Judge Reschedules Motion Hearing for Homicide Defendant

A DC Superior Court judge rescheduled a motion hearing for a homicide defendant.

James Mayfield, 21, is charged with first-degree murder while armed in the deaths of Jermaine Bowens and Elijah Henry. On Dec. 26, 2017, 38-year-old Bowens was found on the 2200 block of Douglas Street, NE suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The next day, 21-year-old Henry was found unconscious in a residence on the 1800 block of Bryant Street, NE.

Judge Neal Kravitz rescheduled the hearing for June 2.

Mayfield has 23 additional charges in this case including assault with intent to kill while armed, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, aggravated assault while armed, assault with a dangerous weapon, threats to kidnap or injure a person, robbery while armed, attempt to commit robbery while armed, carrying a pistol without a licence and possession of an unregistered firearm. 

Mayfield has another pending case with his co-defendant, 21-year-old Robert Moses. The two are charged with first-degree murder while armed in the death of 17-year-old Jamahri Sydnor. Sydnor was reportedly shot while driving on the 1400 block of Saratoga Avenue, NE on Aug. 12, 2017.

Mayfield and Moses are also charged with assault with the intent to kill while armed in a drive-by or random shooting offense committed during release, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, assault with the intent to kill, drive-by or random shooting, aggravated assault with grave risk while armed, obstruction of justice and conspiracy in that case.